After being told to be strong in the strength of the Lord and put on the whole armor of God to fight the battle against our enemy, Paul goes on to share each part of the armor of God. The first piece of armor we are to put on to fight this fight is the belt of truth.
Technically speaking, the belt is not a piece of armor that protects but rather a device that prepared the soldier better for battle. A Roman soldier would wear a tunic underneath his protective armor. But the tunic needed to be tucked into the waist in order to have full mobility going into battle.
As Christians, we need to be prepared first by having knowledge of the truth. Without a good understanding of biblical truth, we are ill prepared to refute false teachers and worldly philosophies or other false gospels. Not only are we to know the truth but also we are to gird our minds with it, meaning to have an attitude of truthfulness. It is a mindset of readiness, a commitment to the truth that prepares us for the battle ahead. We won’t be hindered or encumbered by things that would distract us from the truth.
Did you put your belt on today?
Pastor Jason Witt